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North American International Auto Show Announces Launch Of 2017 High School Poster Contest

Oct 13, 2016

DETROIT, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today the launch of its annual poster contest. Now in its 29th year, the NAIAS poster contest was created to engage the creative minds of Michigan's high school students and encourage careers in automotive design. For the 2016 contest, NAIAS received 707 entries from 53 high schools across the state.


"The creativity and uniqueness exhibited in the artwork by these amazing students is truly remarkable," said Sam Slaughter, 2017 NAIAS Chairman.

The judges will choose winners in the following 16 categories:

  1. Chairmen's Award – $1,000
  2. State Farm Award – $1,000
  3. Designer's Best of Show: Digital – $500
  4. Designer's Best of Show: Traditional – $500
  5. Best Theme – $250
  6. Best Use of Color – $250
  7. Most Creative – $250
  8. 1st Place: 10th Grade – $500
  9. 1st Place: 11th Grade – $500
  10. 1st Place: 12th Grade – $500
  11. 2nd Place: 10th Grade – $250
  12. 2nd Place: 11th Grade – $250
  13. 2nd Place: 12th Grade – $250
  14. 3rd Place: 10th Grade – $100
  15. 3rd Place: 11th Grade – $100
  16. 3rd Place: 12th Grade – $100

The NAIAS poster contest is open to all Michigan students enrolled in grades 10 through 12.  An independent panel of judges, including College for Creative Studies instructors, automaker designers and State Farm representatives, will review the submissions and select the winning posters. 

Winning posters will be displayed at NAIAS 2017 and reproduced in the official NAIAS program, which is available to all auto show attendees. Winning posters will also be displayed on the official NAIAS website.

Posters must be original artwork, 18″x24″ in size, two-dimensional and camera ready. The poster theme must be automotive related, and any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster is allowed, including computer-generated graphics. Posters must contain all of the following copy: "2017 NAIAS" or "2017 North American International Auto Show," "Detroit" and "Cobo Center."

To view official rules and to view the 2016 poster contest winners, please visit the Poster Contest page on the NAIAS website.

The entry deadline is November 22, 2016.

About the North American International Auto Show
Now in its 29th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, technologies, people and ideas that matter most – up close and in one place. Administered by executive director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. For more information, visit naias.com.

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2017 NAIAS Dates:
The Gallery – Saturday, January 7, 2017
AutoMobili-D – Sunday-Thursday, January 8-12, 2017
Press Preview – Monday-Tuesday, January 9-10, 2017
Industry Preview – Wednesday-Thursday, January 11-12, 2017
Charity Preview – Friday, January 13, 2017
Public Show – Saturday-Sunday, January 14-22, 2017

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SOURCE North American International Auto Show

For further information: Max Muncey, PR Manager, NAIAS, Email: mmuncey@dada.org, Phone: (248) 283-5139, Cell: (248) 763-6116

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